This recipe quickly becomes the favorite of pretty much everyone that tries it. It's so tasty, it's easy to make, and the ingredients are interchangeable! You can use the dressing immediately or make it in advance and store in refrigerator up to a couple of days. I have substituted pears and mandarin oranges for the strawberries and feta instead of blue cheese. Be creative! YUM!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika together in a bowl until sugar is completely dissolved.

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  • Layer spinach, strawberries, blue cheese, and pecans in individual bowls; drizzle dressing generously over each salad.

Nutrition Facts

542 calories; 46.5 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 458 mg sodium. 25.9 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2013
Very yummy. Makes far more dressing than you need but we made more salad the next day and thought the day-old dressing was even tastier. Will make this again without a doubt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2017
I had a feeling that any dressing made with white vinegar would be too sharp plus I had my doubts about adding Worcestershire sauce to a sweet dressing. Also -- white sugar? Really? I made it with half vinegar and half lemon juice and substituted Manuka honey for the sugar. It was pretty good that way but next time I will use all lemon juice and no Worcestershire. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2013
Very yummy. Makes far more dressing than you need but we made more salad the next day and thought the day-old dressing was even tastier. Will make this again without a doubt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2013
Very yummy. Makes far more dressing than you need but we made more salad the next day and thought the day-old dressing was even tastier. Will make this again without a doubt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
This was very good. I made the entire batch of dressing but only fixed a lunch sized salad for myself. I used gorgonzola cheese rather than blue. I just drizzled the dressing on the salad. I really enjoyed the salad. I think the dressing was a bit oily and may switch it up a bit next time but I will be making this salad again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
No changes and yes will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
Just made dressing recipe; great!! It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
my mom made this a few nights ago...it was THE BEST salad I have ever had. The dressing is what makes it amazing. wow Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2014
I made the dressing just as the recipe was written. For the salad ingredients I did not have pecans so substituted slivered almonds. I did not have blue cheese so used mozzarella. Served this at a summer shower with dressing over the whole salad and got requests for the recipe! Really yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2015
Awesome dressing!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2017
I had a feeling that any dressing made with white vinegar would be too sharp plus I had my doubts about adding Worcestershire sauce to a sweet dressing. Also -- white sugar? Really? I made it with half vinegar and half lemon juice and substituted Manuka honey for the sugar. It was pretty good that way but next time I will use all lemon juice and no Worcestershire. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2019
Only change I made was to use Splenda (and cut the calories). Toasted walnuts worked great (and easier on the budget). This is the spinach salad everyone wants. Read More